The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we operate across the globe, which is especially evident in the educational sector. Nowadays, educators have had to find opportunities and urgent solutions to teach their students remotely. Despite the limited time and resources, many teachers are still 110% committed to their vocation and are excited to prepare the next generation for the future, through good education.
Canva for Education is a free product offering for educational institutions catering to K-12. It offers thousands of templates and a library of “premium” royalty-free images, as well as features intended to facilitate simultaneous collaboration between students and teachers in the classroom or remotely.
Canva for Education developed a range of Classroom Kits, inspired by real-life physical classroom set-ups. These themed kits come with templates, illustrations, and photos collection that will inspire Filipino teachers to bring more life and energy to their learning materials as classes resume remotely.
Canva for Education also includes an all-new collaboration space, a review workflow, access to content from Google Drive, Dropbox, Folders, version history, and SSO with Clever and Google. Additionally, it comes with add-ons such as education-specific content, the ability to create captivating videos, plus every ingredient to bring designs to life with Giphys, over 2 million images, 800k icons and illustrations, 700+ fonts, YouTube integrations and QR codes.
Teachers who want more engaging resources also get access to an exclusive collection of Care Bears™ templates. The Care Bears collection, exclusive to the Canva for Education community, includes:
- Educational worksheets to enhance engagement in the classroom and reach key learning goals;
- Creative and fun ice-breaker activities;
- Wellness activities focusing on social-emotional development; plus
- Care Bears Classroom kits, providing teachers with a touch of magic to bring any classroom to life.
Yani Hornilla-Donato, Canva Philippines’ Country Manager, explained empowering Filipino educators was core to the organization’s goal for 2020.
“Our mission is to bring Canva for Education to every K-12 teacher and student in the country, becoming their creativity and productivity partner of choice during this unprecedented time. We will continue to reach out to schools and teachers across the country as we roll out Canva for Education, providing as much support as we possibly can to make their experience easy,” said Hornilla-Donato.
Canva Philippines partnered with the Office of the Vice President (OVP) as it rolled out Bayanihan e-Skwela, an online educational platform empowering teachers and parents as children shifted to distance learning. Canva curated templates for some episodes, created posters, and provided the OVP access to the Canva library. In its effort to expand its reach, Canva Philippines also partnered with the Knowledge Channel Foundation and trained teachers in selected schools across the South Cotabato region on how to best use the platform for all their virtual classroom needs.
If you are a K-12 teacher in the Philippines, you may visit https://www.canva.com/education/ to sign-up for your free Canva for Education account.